Photography Continuing Education

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Digital Photography: The Basics

Have you ever taken a picture of a beautiful scene, but it didn’t turn out as pretty as you remembered? Have you ever gotten a new camera but didn’t understand how it worked or the manual wasn’t helpful? Enabling you to pick up a camera and use it easily, this course helps you improve the quality of the photos you take by focusing on basic techniques and then moves well past amateur photographic knowledge. Students may need to purchase additional materials. 24 hours. $99

65704 T 1/29–3/19 6–9 p.m. OCC January 22 registration deadline
65705 T 3/26–5/14 1–4 p.m. Durham Tech@RTP 117 March 19 registration deadline

Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics

Move beyond point and shoot. This course guides students deeper into the controls of a digital camera by answering such questions as: Do you shoot in jpeg, raw, or tiff? How do you control your own white balance? How should you save your work? What can you do to improve or alter the picture after you have the shot? How can you get a better exposure? How can you improve your lighting? Students should have completed Photography: The Basics or have basic camera knowledge. 24 hours. $99

65707 W 1/30–3/20 6–9 p.m. OCC January 23 registration deadline
65708 T 3/26–5/14 6–9 p.m. CEC 6-106 March 19 registration deadline

Intermediate Photography

Are you ready to have fun taking pictures now that you know how to use all of your camera controls well? In this course, students participate in advanced photography projects using histograms, custom white balance tools, flash controls, details of exposure, and custom functions of the camera. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics or permission of the program coordinator. 24 hours. $142

65709 Th 3/28–5/16 6–9 p.m. CEC 6-105 March 21 registration deadline

Fine Arts Photography

Students learn what makes a good black and white photograph by exploring creative tools and techniques in Photoshop. 24 hours. $104

65710 F 2/8–3/26 6–9 p.m. CEC 6-105 February 1 registration deadline

Nature/Landscape Photography

This course examines the great outdoors. The nature photographer needs to have the right equipment, the right light, and know what to look for in the right moment. This course will instruct the student on various techniques to capture landscape, wildlife, and close-up subjects. Every other class we will experience the beauty of photographing the magic of nature. Full-day special outing is possible. Recommended Text:John Shaw’s Nature Photography Field Guide, ISBN13: 978-0817440596. Prerequisite:Photography: Beyond the Basics. 24 hours $99.

65712 Sat 4/6–6/8 1:30 –4:30 p.m. OCC 105 March 29 registration deadline

Photo Journalism

Photojournalism is about telling a story or describing/documenting an event with photographs in a way that others can understand. This class teaches how to make a good photojournalistic photograph, how to record events as they happen, and how to capture all of the necessary elements. Once the course has begun, off-site locations will be determined to give students a hands-on opportunity to create great photographs. This course is suitable for all levels of photographers who want to learn how to record their favorite events. 24 hours. $99

65713 M 3/25–5/13 6–9 p.m. OCC 105 March 18 registration deadline

Photo Outings

This course takes the learning outside – the best place to develop your photography skills. A basic understanding of photography is recommended but not necessary. This course concentrates on developing your "photographic eye" to take better pictures. Every other class meeting is held at a different location. Learn to take better nature, portrait, action, close-up, architecture, and travel shots on location. After every location shoot, the photos taken are reviewed to help you improve your ability and understanding of good photography. 24 hours. $99

65711 Sat 3/9–5/4 10 a.m.–1 p.m. OCC 105 March 2 registration deadline